SPRINGERVILLE — The Jump and Alder Fires located on the Clifton Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, were called controlled on Sept. 8. Both were ignited by lightning, burned in a remote location with steep, rugged terrain and minimal values were at risk.
A combination of sporadic moisture in the area, cooler nighttime temperatures, higher humidity, lighter fuels and natural barriers in the terrain contained and controlled both the Alder and Jump fires. The Jump Fire totaled close to 250 acres and the Alder Fire totaled close to 1,000 acres.
Warning signs posted on the trails in the area have been removed and the Red Mountain Trail remains closed for public health and safety due to remaining hazards from the Bringham Fire. Recreationalists and visitors in the area should take precautions; potential flash floods still remains in the area due to the Bringham Fire.